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  • Teen plunges to his death at Nevada Fall in Yosemite National Park [Death by "Selfie"]

    09/07/2018 2:53:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sep 06, 2018 | 6:55 PM | Alene Tchekmedyian
    A teenager visiting Yosemite National Park from Jerusalem plunged to his death this week while reportedly trying to take a selfie at the park’s popular Nevada Fall. ... Multiple fatalities have been reported in the park this year. In May, a man died on Half Dome after he slipped and fell during a thunderstorm on the last 400 feet of the climb, where hikers grasp cables to scale the summit. According to the park service, most accidents there occur during wet conditions.
  • Unlicensed motorcyclist tried to 'thread the needle' between trucks before fatal crash: state police

    08/23/2018 3:42:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 94 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | 23 August A.D. 2018 | David Wenner
    A Hazleton man died Thursday morning after trying to drive his motorcycle between two trucks on Route 61 in Schuylkill County, according to state police. Rafael Mateo, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7:53 a.m. crash in New Castle Township, police said. According to state police, Mateo was driving south in the passing lane when he approached a tractor trailer that was passing a dump truck. He shifted into the right lane, cutting off another motorist, before heading toward the center line and trying to "thread the needle" between the tractor trailer and dump truck, police said....
  • MSNBC Guest Dismisses Mollie Tibbetts as Some ‘Girl in Iowa’ ‘Fox News Is Talking About’

    08/21/2018 6:19:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 91 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/21/18 | Curtis Houck
    Appearing on MSNBC’s The Beat early Tuesday night, frequent MSNBC guest and Fordham University professor Christina Greer smeared the memory of late University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts as “a girl in Iowa” that “Fox News is talking about” instead of going all-in on the plea deal for Michael Cohen and the verdict in the Paul Manafort trial. Both legal stories dominated Fox News Channel programming on Tuesday with multiple segments every hour, but that didn’t stop Greer from making that sweeping generalization and trivializing the death of a young college student allegedly at the hands of an illegal alien...
  • A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road ["Evil is a make-believe concept" Americans Killed By ISIS]

    08/18/2018 5:09:45 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 56 replies
    PJ media ^ | August 10, 2018 | Bruce Bawer
    Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes. “There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his partner, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa... Then came Day 369, when the couple was biking in formation with a group of other tourists on a panoramic stretch of road in southwestern...
  • Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS

    08/16/2018 10:18:14 AM PDT · by detective · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Shortened title. Full tile: Bleeding-Heart Liberals Bike Through Tajikistan to Prove “Evil Is a Make-Believe Concept” — Are Stabbed Dead By ISIS A young American couple quit their jobs to bike across central Asia. he couple, Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, were posting about their adventures online. Jay wrote that “evil is a make-believe concept” in one of his last posts. The couple wanted to share their openheartedness with all of the people they met on their journey. In Tajikistan they were murdered by ISIS. Both cyclists were found with several knife wounds. ISIS posted a photo after killing the...
  • Millennial Couple Bikes Through ISIS Territory to Prove ‘Humans Are Kind’ and Gets Killed

    08/15/2018 4:27:40 PM PDT · by GraceG · 211 replies
    Pluralist ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Michael Sinkewicz
    "Evil is a make-believe concept we've invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans." A progressive young American couple was killed in an Islamic State-claimed terrorist attack last month while on a bike trip around the world. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, who were both in their late 20s, quit their jobs in 2017 to embark on a trip around the world. Austin, a vegan, and Geoghegan, a vegetarian, decided that they're were wasting their lives working. "I’ve grown tired of spending the best hours of my day in front of a glowing rectangle, of coloring the best years...
  • Body of possible chase suspect found inside entrance column of Lancaster [CA] supermarket

    08/11/2018 11:09:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    A decomposing body was found inside the entrance column of a supermarket in Lancaster on Saturday, and investigators believe it may be a chase suspect who escaped authorities earlier this week. ... LASD Lt. John Corina said the manager of the store smelled a strong odor from the column in front of the business. He assumed it was a sewage leak and called out a plumber to check it out. The plumber and store's handyman then broke off some of the brick from the column and found a leg and shoe inside, Corina said. … Corina said the unidentified suspect...
  • American couple killed in terror attack were on dream trip around the world

    08/02/2018 4:10:06 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 93 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | August 1, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    The American couple murdered in an ISIS-claimed car attack in Tajikistan quit their office jobs last year and were in the midst of pursuing their lifelong dream of cycling around the world when they were killed. Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29 and living in Washington, DC, chronicled their adventures on a blog called “Simply Cycling” where they wrote that they’d decided to take on the globe on two wheels, “because life is short and the world is big and we want to make the most of our youth and good health before they’re gone.”
  • 'Selfie death' as British woman plummets 30 metres from picturesque sea wall

    06/13/2018 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/13/2018
    A British woman plunged to her death, along with her partner, while taking a selfie on a picturesque wall in Portugal, according to local authorities. Perth man Michael Kearns, 33, Louise Benson, 37, his British partner, fell 30 metres off a beach wall and were found by shocked locals early on Tuesday morning. Rui Pereira da Terra, the captain of the maritime authority in Cascais, said the two victims appeared to have lost their balance while taking a photograph overlooking Fishermen’s Beach. “Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie,” he...
  • FBI Agent Accidentally Discharges Firearm

    06/03/2018 8:39:31 AM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 93 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | 6/3/18 | Katherine Lam
    An off-duty FBI agent accidentally fired his gun, striking another patron in the leg, at a Denver nightclub while he was dancing early Saturday, police said.
  • Man Dies Attempting Selfie With Bear, Stray Dog Tried To Save Him

    05/04/2018 12:06:18 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 95 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 05/04/2018 | Not Indicated
    A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the animal, according to The Independent. Prabhu Bhatara spotted the injured animal on his way home from a wedding. He ignored advice from friends who told him it wasn’t a good idea to take a selfie with the bear. It didn’t take long, according to The Independent, for the bear to strike once Bhatara was close. The incident was recorded on a cell phone, with the gruesome footage going viral after hitting the internet. A stray dog also stepped in and bit...
  • Oklahoma man, 57, dies after rattlesnake bites him twice: 'Don't mess with snakes'

    05/02/2018 4:09:38 PM PDT · by I Drive Too Fast · 195 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/2018 | Madeline Farber
    A 57-year-old man in Oklahoma is dead after being bitten by a rattlesnake, his wife said. Barry Lester was driving in Osage County on Sunday when he saw the snake in the middle of the road and decided to stop and move it out of the way, the Tulsa World reported. But during the attempt the rattler bit him — twice. “It bit his left hand, and then he put it in his right and it bit that hand too,” Lester's wife, Roberta, told the newspaper. The couple was traveling to Keystone Lake when the incident occured. “We were just...
  • 3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot: Illinois health officials

    04/10/2018 9:32:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 93 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 4/10/2018 | ANDREA MILLER
    A third person who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana has died in Illinois, health officials confirmed. There are now 107 people in central Illinois and the Chicago area who experienced severe bleeding after using the synthetic pot, often called spice, K2 or fake weed, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. “Each day we’ve seen the number of cases rise,” said director of the IDPH Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D. "Synthetic cannabinoids are unsafe. They are not regulated and people don’t know what chemicals may be in them, like rat poison. While efforts are underway to get...
  • He fell into near-fatal coma after showing off charity's new water filter

    12/18/2017 9:54:10 AM PST · by dennisw · 34 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 18 December 2017 | Dailymail Reporter
    Pop Idol star Darius Campbell reveals he fell into near-fatal coma after showing off charity's new water filter by drinking from dirty river Thames right next to sewage outlet Singer drank from Thames using filter bottle made by not-for-profit, Fresh2o Near-fatal blunder saw Campbell using a bottle whose filter had been removed He collapsed with bacterial meningitis and severe brain swelling and put in coma Popstars singer Darius Campbell nearly died after showing off a charity's new water filter by drinking straight from the river Thames. Campbell found himself at death’s door after promoting the bottle made by not-for-profit body...
  • CBS sued by widow of employee who died during auto-erotic asphyxiation

    11/25/2017 5:05:17 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 47 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 25, 2017 | By Tamar Lapin
    The network claimed LaFave risked killing himself when engaging in the sex act and his actions constituted an “intentionally self-inflicted injury,” which is not covered under their policy because it is not an “unanticipated accident.” He was found partially kneeling, hanging from a wire closet shelf in his hotel room by a scarf tied around his neck, the lawsuit claims. LaFave was wearing a slip, brassiere, women’s underwear and pantyhose, and multiple other scarves were tied around his crotch and lower half at the time of his death.
  • Teen surf pro dies trying to ride monster Irma wave

    09/07/2017 2:20:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 7, 2017 | 2:55pm | Tamar Lapin
    An autopsy report showed the teen was knocked unconscious by the large wave and drowned after being pulled into the rough shallows, the outlet reported. After the teen was knocked off his board, other surfers tried to pull him from the churning waters and started to perform CPR. ... “Zander was such a good, funny kid. He was always joking, and he just loved surfing. He was so jovial, such a joy to be around. I just can’t believe he’s gone...." Burke said the teen spoke his last words to a friend as he was riding the swell. “I just...
  • Smoking marijuana...makes men’s sperm ‘lazily swim in circles’ say experts

    09/02/2017 11:19:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    UK daily mail ^ | 9/2/17 | Scott Campbell
    Men who smoke too much marijuana could face fertility problems because the drug makes sperm 'mellow' causing it to 'swim in circles'. Cannabis - which is the most widely-used illegal drug in Britain - tends to leave users feeling chilled out and relaxed. But now researchers have revealed that it has the same effect on sperm and regular weed smoking can cut counts of the cells by as much as a third.
  • Florida couple transporting grill injured after SUV explodes (trunc)

    08/14/2017 11:58:15 AM PDT · by bar sin·is·ter · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/2017
    <p>A Florida couple transporting a propane barbecue grill inside their SUV was injured Sunday after a woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion. The grill was turned on and the propane tank was open in the back of the red Kia Sorento when the couple left a barbecue at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane told the Orlando Sentinel After the explosion, the vehicle kept traveling until it crashed into a pole, according to Lane. Both people inside the SUV sustained burns, but their injuries are not life-threatening, FOX35 Orlando reported. Photos of the SUV posted by the Orlando Police Department show the vehicle's roof partially blown off. The photos posted by police also show the windshield blown out, and dents all over the vehicle.</p>
  • Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)

    08/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies
    Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video) ^ | 08 AUG 17 | By Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner, Laura Morel and Anastasia Dawson, Times Staff Writers
    The last thing Keondrae Brown remembers before he blacked out is lying in shattered glass on Tampa Road, next to the burning wreckage of a stolen car, lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash that killed his brother and two of his friends. Now Keondrae and two other boys in a second stolen car could face murder charges in the deaths of Keontae Brown, 16; Jimmie Goshey, 14; and Dejarae Thomas, 16. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri suggested the more serious charges against the surviving teens at a news conference Monday, a day after the Palm Harbor crash once again highlighted...
  • Parents Release Photo Taken by Teen Electrocuted in Tub

    07/17/2017 2:01:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    Newser ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rob Quinn
    (Newser) – The last message sent by 14-year-old Madison Coe before she was electrocuted in the bathtub shows the tragic mistake that killed her. "When you use and (sic) extension cord so you can plug your phone in while you're in the bath," the teen from Lovington, NM, wrote to a friend, sending a picture of the cord connection on top of a towel. But despite the precautions, Madison was apparently unaware that there was fraying on part of the cord, NBC 12 reports. Officials say she was killed after touching a frayed section while she was in the water....